Colin Loveday has over 20 years’ experience defending complex multi-plaintiff claims involving representative actions and is internationally recognised for his expertise and industry-leading experience in product liability law and class actions. He has led the defence team in some of Australia’s largest and most complex class actions and in doing so, has worked extensively with in-house counsel and lawyers in the United States and Europe, developing international defence strategies and working with international expert witnesses.
Mr Loveday has a commanding track record in defending class actions and has been actively involved in the running of trials in the past decade. He has extensive experience in defending and resolving class actions, whether by having them struck out at an early stage, running representative trials to resolve critical issues or implementing resolution schemes. He understands the tactical and procedural nuances of class action litigation and works with clients to develop strategies to address them. He is also engaged in providing strategic advice to boards and senior executives in relation to high-level issues and tactics.
Mr Loveday has a special interest advising manufacturing, pharmaceutical and medical device clients on regulatory requirements, clinical trials, labelling and advertising issues, product recalls and hazard alerts and priorities management issues. He practised as a barrister in New South Wales between 1985 and 1990, when he became a partner at Clayton Utz.
He is a member of the International Association of Defense Counsel, the National Product Liability Association and the Defense Research Institute and is former chair of the product law and advertising committee of the International Bar Association.